Class of 2020 Celebration: Full Weekend Schedule

Here’s an Interactive Campus Map for the Celebration Weekend

Thursday, July 21

Noon – 10:00 pm Check-In Open, Paresky Lobby
Pick up your cap & gown, schedule and dorm keys

7:00 pm Trivia, The Log, Spring Street
Please make team reservations ahead of time by calling The Log at (413) 884-6073

Friday, July 22

9:00 am – 10:00 pm  Check-In Open, Paresky Lobby
Pick up your cap & gown, schedule and dorm keys

9:30 am Hopkins Forest Hike led by Katherine Myers ’85
Go for a run, hike with Katherine, or on your own. Shuttles start at 9:30am; hike at 10am Shuttles will run from the ’62 Center lot to Hopkins and back every 15 mins until noon

2:00 pm Faculty Lecture: “Disentangling Empathy: Opposing Contributions of Different Facts of Empathy to Interpersonal Accuracy.”
Jeremy Cone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
Bronfman Auditorium, Wachenheim Science Center
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Back Family BBQ, Upper Cole Field Tent

Saturday, July 23

8:00 am – 10:00 am Check-In Open, Paresky Lobby

9:00 am Seating for Families, Sawyer Quad

9:30 am Class of 2020 Line Up, Frosh Quad

10:00 am Procession Begins

10:30 am Celebration Ceremony, Sawyer Quad
Rain Location: Chapin Hall with simulcast to a variety of venues around campus 12:30 pm Box Lunch for All, Upper Cole Field Tent

2:00 pm Faculty Lecture: “Clocks, Navigation, and the Never-Ending Quest for Precision”
Tiku Majumder, Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy
Bronfman Auditorium, Wachenheim Science Center

5:00 pm 2020 Class Photo, Paresky Steps

5:30 pm Buses for the Class of 2020 leave for Mt. Hope, Dodd Circle
Everyone must ride the bus

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception for Families, Upper Cole Field Tent

6:00 pm – Midnight Class of 2020 Mt. Hope Dinner Dance, Tent, Elm Tree House
For the Class of 2020 only

Sunday, July 24

9:00 am – 11:00 am Farewell Brunch for All, Upper Cole Field Tent

Noon Check out of dorm rooms – leave key (if you have one) on the dresser


Other Activities for Families and Guests

Here’s an Interactive Campus Map for the Celebration Weekend

Friday, July 22

3:00 pm Campus Tour, led by student Admission tour guides Meet in front of Weston Hall

Saturday, July 23

2:00 pm Campus Tour, led by student Admission tour guides
Meet in front of Weston Hall (which will be closed that day)

2:00 pm Images Cinema, Spring Street
Will be showing the movie Encanto. Seating is limited and will be first come, first served for this free family-friendly flick. Seventy-five audience members max
Everyone must be masked and present proof of vaccination

2:30 pm Cole Field Hike, departs from Paresky Center porch at 2:30pm sharp
An easy, one-mile, 45-min hike through campus to Cole Field which offers a wonderful view up Pine Cobble Ridge. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle

2:30 pm Clark/Stone Bench Hike, departs from Paresky Center porch at 2:30pm sharp
A gentle three-mile hike to a beautiful outlook behind and above the Clark Art Institute About 2 hours. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle

3:30 pm Campus Tour, led by student Admission tour guides
Meet in front of Weston Hall (which will be closed that day)

Until 5:00 pm The Williams College Museum of Art The Clark Art Institute, and MASS MoCA  will all be open.